The holiday season is magical and special for so many reasons. One of my favorite memories as a child was making holiday treats at my Grandma’s house with my cousins. These cookies are full of the festive flavors of pumpkin pie spice, vanilla and molasses. They are also gluten-free and vegan! Enjoy with a chilled glass of almond milk or cup of hot cocoa!
Pumpkin is high in fiber and water, so it is both hydrating and helps you feel full longer. In addition, just one cup of cooked pumpkin contains almost 20% of the average woman’s daily needs of Vitamin C.
Blackstrap molasses is rich in iron, calcium and magnesium. Iron is an important part of hemoglobin, which helps your red blood cells that help carry oxygen throughout the body. Calcium and magnesium team up to support bone health.
Flax seeds are high in soluble and insoluble fiber. Ground flax seeds absorb water to create a gel-like consistency which can help move food through your system at the correct speed so that your body can retain more of the nutrients. Flax seeds are also high in magnesium compared to many other foods.